Erin Mersino Senior Legal Council, Great Lakes Justice Center. McAdams Decision. This is the free speech case where Professor McAdams was fired from his job by Marquette University for calling out a grad student professor who squelched and suppressed the free speech of a student in her class on the issue of same sex marriage. The Wisc. Sup. Ct. reinstated Professor McAdams with full back pay and other damages to be determined by the lower court. The WSC seemed to use much of our language from our amicus brief in its decision. This is a great 1st Amd. ruling.